A few days ago we talked about Project Kuiper. It is the alternative that Amazon proposes to stand up to Starlink, the system that by the hand of Elon Musk (yes, the same one that Tesla leads) wants to serve as access key to bring the Internet to any point on the planet.
A service (satellite Internet) that until now practically stood alone and that with the arrival of the Amazon alternative may have seen the possibility of real competition. It is at least what you can think if we see how in Spain has now lowered the price of the antennas to be able to access the service and has introduced new modes of access.
Pay less, buy, sell and rent
In our country now it will be cheaper to access the Internet if you decide to opt for Starlink and its satellites. In the event that it is impossible to access the network in any other way, this system allows be connected from almost anywhere on the planet and therefore of the peninsula. And if the company had already decided to lower the cost of the monthly payment, now the next step is to make the hardware necessary to connect more affordable.
In this way, Starlink has reduced the price of the antenna by 33% for Spanish customers. Now it will be cheaper to get everything you need to use Starlink satellites to have Internet.
Beech trees to keep in mind that the cost of equipment is not something that can be overlooked. In order to connect to the Internet, it will be necessary to buy an antenna, cabling and a Wi-Fi router, a set of equipment that costs 450 euros and that with the discount it stays at about 300 euros. It is the first measure to make its platform more popular, but it is not the only one.
It is already that looking to give notoriety, now Starlink customers they will be able to sell their antennas when they no longer want to use them and unsubscribe from the service, like any other product on the second-hand market and thus recover some of the investment made. What’s more, even now the company will allow the rental of equipment.
And it is that until now, after being a user of the service and unsubscribing, the equipment had to be returned to the operator. And we say so far because this limitation is removed. And it is that the user who downloads the service now sells the equipment to a third party in the second-hand market, so that when registering it is not necessary to buy the new equipment and it is enough to enter the identifier of an antenna that has previously been decommissioned.
Also, for those of you who aren’t sure if you’ll find the system interesting, the company also offers a kind of rental, which allows you to have Internet just by paying a monthly fee of 15 euros and 50 euros as payment for activation. That if, in this case unsubscribe, you have to return the equipment.
This last type can be interesting for those users who want to be subscribed to the platform for a certain timesince after the 17-month period, more has already been paid than if you had subscribed regularly on the platform.
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